I try to run Regedit and I get the following window.
regedit.exe - Unable to Locate Component
This application has failed to start because clb.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.
If I try to run Task Manager I get the following window.
taskmgr.exe - Unable to Locate Component
This application has failed to start because VDMBG.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem.
How can I fix this??
Back story, got a virus by running a file I shouldn't have... no excuses haha.
Anyway, realized it soon as I ran it, uninstalled then reinstalled my Trend Micro PC-cillan. And cleaned up the virus. It corrupted some system files though and the computer was randomly crashing. Through a lot of organized trial and error I was able to stop the problem services from starting.
I left it like this for a few months due to lack of a time... it ran for the most part.
So last week I decided I needed to fix it and a repair install of xp home was the best/easiest solution.
Nothing out of the ordinary, done it 1000 times before.... until it restarted out of the console-esque part of the install and tried to start the windows-esque part of the install.
Instead of going to part 2 of the install windows started and promptly wigged out and crashed hard. I realized that instead of shutting my laptop down before the repair install I had just closed it, which puts it into hibernate.
Next thing I know it won't boot into windows.
I go for another repair install and it can't find a copy of the OS to repair (oh noes).
I ran bootcfg from the recovery console and afterwards it was able to do a repair install.
Anyway, this is where I am now. I'm running windows, it boots with no problems. I can't run regedit or taskmanager (the only 2 programs I've found so far). The computer also won't shut down. It gets past saving settings and all that jazz but just kind of sits idle at a default background blue screen and won't shut down. It shuts down fine in safemode so it's gotta be a system driver or some jazz.
I also ran sfc /scannow and did another repair install, neither fixed regedit or task manager.
Because this is an oem install of the OS I'd really like to try to repair it rather than a clean install so I don't have to search out all the drivers and custom software.
Thanks. PS I've noticed high point questions don't really get a lot of attention, so I'll gladly bump the value to 500 on a solution.